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Freelance Writer

How Much Do Freelance Writer Jobs Pay per Hour?

$5.29 - $12.02
14% of jobs
$14.66 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$12.02 - $18.75
13% of jobs
$18.75 - $25.48
24% of jobs
The average wage is $31.34 an hour
$25.48 - $32.21
16% of jobs
$36.06 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$32.21 - $38.94
13% of jobs
$38.94 - $45.67
6% of jobs
$45.67 - $52.40
4% of jobs
$52.40 - $59.13
1% of jobs
$59.13 - $65.86
3% of jobs
$65.87 - $72.60
1% of jobs
$72.60 - $79.33
1% of jobs

National Average

$5.29 $31/hour $79.33
Freelance Writer Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$31
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$32

As of Jan 21, 2020, the average hourly pay for a Freelance Writer in the United States is $31 an hour.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing hourly wages as high as $79.33 and as low as $5.29, the majority of Freelance Writer wages currently range between $15 (25th percentile) to $36 (75th percentile) across the United States. The average pay range for a Freelance Writer varies modestly (up to $21), which suggests there may be fewer opportunities for advancement based on skill level, but increased pay based on location and years of experience is still possible.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Freelance Writer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. People working as a Freelance Writer in your area are making on average $32 per hour or $0 (1%) more than the national average hourly salary of $31. Virginia ranks number 18 out of 50 states nationwide for Freelance Writer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate hourly salary range for Freelance Writer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Average Freelance Writer Salary Across the U.S.

Salary Range (Percentile)
  25th Average 75th
Annual Salary $30,500 $65,177 $75,000
Monthly Salary $2,542 $5,431 $6,250
Weekly Salary $587 $1,253 $1,442
Hourly Salary $15 $31 $36

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